Hypnotherapy is a proven treatment for IBS. You don’t need to suffer any longer. Help is at hand!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a terrible thing. I’ve seen enough clients with this condition to understand that it can destroy lives. I’m sorry, therefore, if you’re here looking for an answer to the same problem. However, you can take comfort in the fact that hypnotherapy for IBS is NICE approved. The research supporting the use of hypnotherapy for this condition is solid and NHS recognised. 

Hypnotherapy for IBS can help people to get their confidence back whilst travelling. Hypnotherapy can help to calm that irritable bowel. It can also get to the bottom of that suppressed anxiety which first led to the IBS. NICE approves of hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS because it has proven that it can deal with the condition’s causes and symptoms. If, therefore, you’re looking for help then you’ve come to the right place.

Hypnotherapy has helped many people to free themselves from IBS. 

hypnotherapy for ibsI have used hypnotherapy for IBS in Wallingford, Thame, Oxford, London and Reading. Don’t put up with it. Read on and give me a call if you’d like to discuss hypnotherapy in more depth. I’ll be more than glad to talk with you.

I also offer hypnotherapy online for IBS, using zoom or whatsap. Please get in touch for more details as to how this works.

Many factors have been identified as possible causes of IBS and professionals often seem quite unsure as to how it can best be treated.

Many years ago I had a dose of IBS myself. My own GP, having ruled out crohns disease and ulcerative colitis, simply sent me away, advising me to ‘find another job’. I did, in the end. find another job. I’m doing it now and I love it. However, his advice at the time seemed less than fully helpful. 

Doctors sometimes seem to give up on the syndrome: claiming that some things simply ‘have to be lived with’ or sending patients away with vague and unhelpful instructions to ‘relax’. There is, however, help at hand. If you’re suffering from IBS and are fed up with being fobbed off then give me a call. I’ll be glad to help you to realise that there is a solution and that you can work towards that solution, step by step.

Hypnotherapy for IBS is medically approved

ibs hypnotherapyHypnotherapy can’t promise to cure IBS but where doctors believe it to be caused by stress it can bring an enormous degree of relief from its symptoms. Should stress be resolved as an issue then it can disappear altogether.

This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise…

Everybody has had times when stress has left them feeling sick, devoid of appetite or when periods of acute distress have caused digestive upsets.

I felt sick to my stomach”

“I had butterflies in my stomach”

“She makes me feel sick”

“I was so scared that I nearly shat myself”

Nobody is surprised to hear such things. Still, many people do seem surprised to hear that stress could be behind their IBS. Our language is full of phrases which indicate that our digestive system is affected by stress, fear and the like. It really can’t be any surprise, when you think about it, that a chronic condition such as IBS can be caused by chronic stress.

IBS is simply where either diarrheoa or constipation becomes chronic, bloating, acid reflux and other symptoms proliferate and where the discomfort, fear of accidents and sense of shame poses a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to living life as you’d like to live it. Resolve the stress, therefore, reduce the emotional response to symptoms and the IBS is very likely to simply fade into history.

Research on Hypnotherapy and IBS

ibs hypnosisWhorwell PJ; Prior A; Faragher EB. Controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of severe refractory irritable-bowel syndrome.The Lancet 1984, 2: 1232-4

This study is one of the best conducted pieces of research and was crucial in securing NICE approval for hypnotherapy. Whorwell, discussed below, now offers specialised hypnotherapy for IBS in Salford.

Houghton LA; Heyman DJ; Whorwell PJ. Symptomatology, quality of life and economic features of irritable bowel syndrome–the effect of hypnotherapy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 1996 Feb, 10:1, 91-5

This study found that IBS patients treated with hypnotherapy took less time from work, required fewer visits to medical professionals and were more likely than the control group to resume work when it had previously been impossible.

There are many more studies. You can find them here.

Kill stress, kill IBS

anxiety disorder hypnotherapyHealth professionals, therefore,  seem to agree that stress is a major factor in the development of IBS. Stress can help it to arise and can bring about its most acute phases.

Where diet is a factor the onset of stress can worsen things considerably.

Hypnotherapy can help with this, being extremely useful in combating stress and anxiety.  Hypnotherapy is also proven to be effective in dealing with chronic pain. It can alter an outlook, change an attitude and bring about physiological calm.

Where psychological calm exists, physiological calm increases. Where calmness increases, IBS retreats.

Say goodbye to IBS forever!

Symptoms of IBS tend to lag behind for a while as the causes of stress (short and long term) are resolved on a conscious and unconscious level. This won’t last, however. So long as the underlying causes are effectively dispelled, the symptoms will disappear and are very unlikely to return.

Hypnotherapy has the approval of the medical profession for IBS treatment

ibs hypnotherapyDr Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and gastroenterology, now runs the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service.

Medically trained, he came to appreciate the potential of hypnotherapy in treating patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The South Manchester Functional Bowel Service now uses hypnotherapy exclusively in the treatment of this condition – with astonishing rates of success.

In fact, I was recently interviewed by Dr Monty Lyman in my office in Oxford. He was researching his book on how to manage chronic pain, a frequent feature of IBS. In this interview it emerged that he was an IBS sufferer and so we moved from discussing pain alone to discussing pain as a feature of IBS. I demonstrated how I would work with IBS and pain together and he went away again.

After the interview I forgot all about having met him. However, in September of 2021 I began to be contacted by people who had read of me in a book by a doctor. It turns out that Dr Monty Lyman’s book had been reviewed in The Times and had been short-listed for a scientific literature prize. These people wanted to know if I could help them in the same way as I had helped Monty.

Of course, I rushed to buy the book and found that I was the subject of three whole pages, pages in which Monty Lyman explained how I worked with him and how I had helped his IBS symptoms to disappear. What a great review!

So, it’s not just hypnotherapy but it’s also my particular approach to hypnotherapy which is now recognised by medical professionals!

You can find Dr Lyman’s book here.

Benefit from his expertise

I use his methods in combination with others in order to bring about change and relief for those suffering from IBS in the Berkshire and Oxfordshire areas. The pity is, however, that a hypnotherapist is seen, too often, as being the last port of call.

Why wait until other avenues have been exhausted? Hypnotherapy is proven in its efficacy with regard to IBS and NICE gives it the medical profession’s approval. Don’t just cope any longer: contact me here and we can begin to put your IBS to rest. You needn’t suffer any longer.

Resolve stress and check your diet!

diet hypnotherapyThere are some cases where diet can be a contributory factor. In the past year I’ve seen two clients for whom the excessive consumption of sugar proved to be a factor.

Excessive sugar consumption can lead to a build up of certain yeasts which leads to diarrhoea / leaky gut and similar problems.

If you know that your diet is far from the healthy ideal then it may be worth consulting with a nutritionist. I can recommend a couple to you if you get in touch and feel it may be appropriate.

Nonetheless, even should diet be the whole cause, things may have progressed to the state where stress worsens the situation and where resolving this is key to the symptoms disappearing completely. IBS causes stress and this causes intestinal dysregulation. Break this vicious circle and things will begin to improve. hypnotherapy for IBS could help you to achieve this.

Many cases, in my experience, have been resolved through stress-reduction alone. Consult your GP, consider seeing a nutritionist where this seems a potential avenue of exploration and give me a call where stress is pointed to as being a factor. I’ll be more than happy to talk with you and to use my qualifications, skills and experience in order to help you be free of your IBS.

Call me to find out more

You can call me for a free consultation on 07786 123736 / 01183 280284 / 01865 600970, email me at paul@resolvedhypnotherapy.co.uk  or simply use the contact form below. I’ll be glad to talk with you. You could be next in a long line of people using hypnotherapy in Reading, Thame, Didcot, Wallingford and Oxford to deal with this issue. They’re now out there, living happier and fuller lives. You could do the same!

Best wishes

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